When to Apply for Admission

Applications open in September and must be completed by the closing date in December. For specific dates, see the sidebar on the Admissions page.

Prospective Parent Days

We highly recommend that interested parents attend one of our Prospective Parent Days to tour our campus and learn about our community and our mission as a laboratory school. The tour will consist of an informational presentation, a walk-through of our campus and a Q&A session.

We regret that we are not able to accommodate requests to visit outside the scheduled dates.

Registration for the Prospective Parent Days is available when you begin our application

Required Supplementary Documents

In addition to the completed application, we require a copy of the applicant’s birth certificate. If your child is applying to our Primary, Intermediate, or Upper levels, the most recent progress report must be submitted.

Educational Support Documents

As a university laboratory school, UCLA Lab School does not provide the full range of possible disability services that a district may provide, and it is important to note that our capacity and resources have limits. Applicants in need of extra support, services, or who have an IEP/504 Plan are accepted in the same manner as all other applicants: randomly and blindly according to the demographic and research needs of the school.

If you indicated on your application that your child has an IEP, 504 Plan, and/or needs extra support/services, once they are accepted into the school, all supporting documents must be submitted, and our Child Study Team will meet to discuss what supports are needed and how the school will provide them.

Mailing Address

Supporting documents, fee payment, and other correspondence should be addressed to:

Admissions Office
UCLA Lab School
Box 951619
330 Charles E. Young Dr. North
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1619

Keeping an Application Current and Active

The completed application provides us with important data. Parents must keep the school informed of any pertinent changes. Applications are not carried forward from one year to the next. If parents wish to reapply in a subsequent year after a denial of admission, they must complete an application for the appropriate year.

Personal Interviews and Letters of Recommendation

Neither letters of recommendation nor interviews are part of the application process.

Requests for Tuition Support

UCLA Lab School determines tuition annually. A large portion of our families are eligible for tuition support; the actual amount of tuition paid by each family depends upon that family’s resources and is determined by a third party. We partner with School and Student Services (SSS) in our tuition support process. For more information, please CLICK HERE

Notification of Admission

All admissions decisions will be sent electronically at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2020. This information will not be given over the telephone. If you change your email address during the application period, please notify us of your new address.

Application Checklist

In order to be considered for admissions, all applicants must complete the following items by the published deadlines:

  • Submit the online applications
  • Submit the non-refundable application fee

In addition to the above, tuition support applicants must submit the completed tuition support application by the published deadlines.

Information Practices Act Disclosure

UCLA Lab School is part of the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, governed by the Regents of the University of California. UCLA Lab School uses the information requested on the application form to process your application for admission. The information is also available to staff, teaching assistants, and faculty for educational purposes. Responses to all questions are mandatory unless otherwise indicated. If you do not supply the mandatory information, the processing of your application will be delayed and possibly even prevented. You will not be penalized if you do not complete those items that are optional; however, failure to complete the section on child’s ethnicity could adversely affect the child’s chances of gaining admission.

The Office of the Principal of UCLA Lab School, Box 951619, 330 Charles E. Young Drive North, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1619, telephone (310) 825-1801, maintains the information you provide on your application. The information will be provided to the state and federal governments if required by law. You have the right, according to the law, to have access to this information.